Kungyokudo Incense – Shamu Aloeswood
60 sticks approx. (20g)
Includes Kiri wood storage box
Made in Japan
Stick length: 13.5cm (5.3″)
Reminiscent of a calm and meditating forest, Shamu Aloeswood is subtly sweet, woody and balanced. It offers a warm fragrance made from Vietnamese spiritual aloeswood (agarwood) that grows with the abundant grace of the earth,
This premium Kyungokudo incense includes a beautiful “Kiri” wood storage box, known to preserve the longevity of incense stored safely within.
Refreshing to start your day, mood changing in the afternoon, relaxing before bed…, incense is for everyday life. Enjoy it at home, bring it with you on a journey, or offer fine incense as a gift to loved ones to mark seasonal occasions.
*Incense holders are available separately. Also recommended to be used with incense ash for an effortless presentation.
Aloeswood is also known as jin-koh, agarwood, oud, and eaglewood. It presents a complex, visionary aroma like nothing else on Earth. It is a resinous, richly-scented wood found inside the remains of an expired Aquilaria tree. Its wondrous scent is the result of a little-understood decomposition process.
Many compare their first experience with agarwood formulations to noticing luminous new colors in a rainbow, or to hearing a beautiful chord in an exotic tune. It can provide a powerful moment of sensory fulfillment to be forever remembered.
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In the third year of Bunroku era (1594), Kungyokudo, a long-established incense company, opened in front of Nishi Honganji temple and they served as an apothecary.
From that time, they have been serving many head temples of each school of Buddhism across Japan.
With more than 420 years history of heritage, Kungyokudo is Japan’s oldest incense supplier which has been making the scent for ceremonies and everyday life of each era.
While keeping the tradition and the unique skills of blending natural fragrances and medicinal plants nurtured over a long period of time, they create gentle scents and experience for the present lifestyle.